Athletes, coaches and spectators are held to a code of conduct during the Meijer State Games of Michigan. Below are several opportunities / resources for our athletes, coaches and spectators to be educated on the code of conduct expected at the Meijer State Games of Michigan.
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Oath of the Athletes:
During the Meijer State Games of Michigan Opening Ceremonies athletes will be asked to stand up and take an oath to compete with intergrity, respect, responsibility and sportsmanship.
Pledge for a Clean Sport:
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) is the national anti-doping organization for the Olympic movement in the United States. The U.S. Congress recognized USADA as "the official anti-doping agency for Olympic, Pan American and Paralympic sport in the United States."
As to further promote clean competition, USADA has also developed dynamic and compelling Clean Sport campaigns. These campaigns, which coincide with Summer and Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, feature athlete hopefuls in their quest for sport success through clean sport. Creating a great channel for true sport ideals, USADA’s clean sport campaigns are an exciting and impactful tool in the clean sport movement. I encourage you to encourage your athletes and constituents to check out the campaign website to take a pledge for clean sport. The most current campaign site can be found at www.usada.org/MyVictory.
For ages 14-20, the That’s Dope program covers the dangers of performance-enhancing drugs, the value of ethical decision-making, and how to naturally and safely maximize athletic performance. A full interactive and complementary website is also provided at www.thatsdope.org. You can download the curriculums or request hardcopies at www.thatsdope.org/classroom.